There are now many apps that can help you find your phone if it is lost or stolen. Some apps are free, like the Prey Project for Android devices, which lets let you remotely lock it, recover your contacts, erase personal information and even take a picture, maybe of the thief! Wireless phone companies also offer similar services for a fee, like Verizon’s Mobile Recovery service, which is part of their insurance protection plan.
GPS tracking is available for your gadgets like your mobile phone or laptop. Some services are aimed at recovery if it’s lost or stolen. The first step is to register your GPS cell phone or laptop, but check out the fine print. It might not work unless the application is on, for example, making it pretty useless to find a lost phone with the power off or a stolen one if the thief knows to turn off the tracking app. On the other hand, if you want to know whether you left it in the office, the restaurant or the car, it might be just what you need.